Each year, more than 300 people die on EU construction sites in accidents at work that involve vehicles.
That is according to Volvo Trucks, which said that this is why it attaches such importance to safety issues in its training programme for construction drivers.
Firat Gercek, a qualified mechanical engineer who works as a driver trainer at Volvo Trucks in Turkey, said that safety-consciousness is low among drivers in the country.
"Many drivers do not use a safety belt. At the same time, we have a very large construction sector. This combination means that a lot of accidents take place," he added.
Gercek recently visited Gothenburg to learn about the safe handling of vehicles on construction sites.
He will take his new skills back to Turkey and train other drivers so that they can avoid an accident at work from taking place.
Last month, building contractor Dean Hutt was fined after the site he was operating was found to be unsafe.
Posted by Wayne Weir
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